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NEET Results 2024: Controversy Erupts Over Alleged Scam

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Students Protest Over NEET 2024 Results | Source: X
 

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) a national level medical entrance examination in India have ignited a firestorm of controversy, with allegations ranging from cheating to paper leaks. The National Testing Agency (NTA) finds itself under scrutiny as concerns mount over the integrity of the examination process. Amidst calls for a re-examination and demands for accountability, the fallout from the NEET UG 2024 results continues to reverberate with on-ground students protests and across social media platforms.

Dramatic Rise of Toppers

This year, a staggering 67 students have been awarded the coveted AIR 1 i.e All India Rank 1 in the NEET exam, signifying a perfect score of 720/ 720. This starkly contrasts with previous 5 years, where only 2 or 4 students attained this distinction. The sudden surge in top performers has raised suspicions among stakeholders, prompting calls for an inquiry into the evaluation process.

Concentration of Top 6 Scorers from Haryana

Adding to the skepticism is the revelation that 6 out of the 67 students who secured Rank 1 hail from a single examination centre in Haryana. This clustering of high achievers from a specific location raises questions about the fairness and impartiality of the examination administration.

No Transparency on Grace Marks

Coming to the second rand holders with 718/720 and 719/720 in this year’s result show technical faults. NEET exams typically have a system of providing 4+ marks for right answers and -1 mark for wrong answers, and by that standard anyone who is unable to secure top marks would fall at securing either a score of 715/720 or 716/720 marks. On this the NTA officials said that some students received grace marks since they did not get sufficient time to complete their papers. But how many marks were allotted against how much of time loss was not mentioned clearly.

Unfair Conduct in NEET UG 2024

Just days before the NEET exam, reports surfaced of a purported cheating scandal involving individuals from Gujarat. Allegedly, these individuals paid hefty sums (10 Lakhs) to fraudulently secure passage in the exam. The involvement of an education consultancy owner (Parshuram Roy) and a school teacher (Tushar Bhatt) has only added fuel to the controversy.

Results Declared 10 Days Earlier

The declaration of NEET 2024 results 10 days prior i.e from 14th June to 4th June amidst Election Result fervour have sparked further speculations. Parents and Students believe that this was strategically done to hide the shortcomings in this year’s result with the magnitude of Election Results.

Amidst the uproar surrounding the NEET 2024 results, the NTA faces mounting pressure to address the concerns raised by students and parents alike. Calls for a thorough investigation into alleged irregularities persist, with many clamouring for transparency and accountability in the examination system. As the controversy deepens, the fate of thousands of aspiring medical students hangs in the balance, awaiting resolution and justice.